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Public Sector Banks in India

Public Sector Banks in India refers to those banks in which the Government equity / shareholding is more than 50%. At present, there are 22 Public Sector Banks in India of which 21 are scheduled commercial banks while one viz. India Post Payment Bank is a payment bank. These along with their current government equity […]

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Nationalization of Banks – 1969 and 1980

The banking sector reforms started immediately after the independence. These reforms were basically aimed at improving the confidence level of the public because in those days, most banks were not trusted by the majority of the people. Instead, the deposits with the Postal department were considered rather safe. Banking sector and Financial sector reforms are […]

What are Blue Chip Stocks?

Blue Chip Stocks refer to stocks of high value which give huge returns in the long run. They are shares of highly recognized and large companies which have proven record of sound financial output and standing. These stocks are highly priced as the tremendous goodwill as they are usually the market leaders in their industries. […]

Brief History of Banking in India

The History of Banking in India is as old as Vedic Civilization. For example, in Vedic age the loan deeds called rnapatra or rnalekhya were prevalent. Interest rates as well as usury (सूदखोरी ) was prevalent in Vedic India. The Vedic word Kusidin refers to an usurer. Manusmriti condemns usury  and calls it an acceptable means of acquiring wealth. Existence of […]

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